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Sleigh Bells @ Verizon Center

Sleigh Bells Peroforms at the Verizon Center

WASHINGTON, DC - May 10th, 2012 - Alexis Krauss of indie-rock duo Sleigh Bells performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson)Sleigh Bells landed the opening slot for D.C.’s portion of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour, bringing the duo back to town just a few weeks after their March show at the 9:30 Club. I said most everything I needed to say about the band in that post, so just enjoy these photos.

WASHINGTON, DC - May 10th, 2012 - Alexis Krauss of indie-rock duo Sleigh Bells performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson)

WASHINGTON, DC - May 10th, 2012 - Sleigh Bells perform at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson)

WASHINGTON, DC - May 10th, 2012 - Alexis Krauss of indie-rock duo Sleigh Bells performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson)

Lights for this gig were less strobe-y than their usual treatment, which meant a somewhat less frenetic shoot, especially where lead singer Alexis Krauss was concerned. The guitarists stayed mostly at the back of the stage, away from the light. I wanted to get a nice wide shot with the flag as the background like I did last time, but the lighting and the huge stage monitors nixed that idea. I’ve said before that I’m not a big fan of Sleigh Bells but I will say I thought their show worked perfectly in an arena. In a club, it’s overkill, but in a larger room, the music is less in your face as it fills up the venue. I definitely enjoyed their show more this time around.

WASHINGTON, DC - May 10th, 2012 - Alexis Krauss of indie-rock duo Sleigh Bells performs at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson) (Kyle Gustafson)Full photo set below. Click on any image to purchase prints.
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Sleigh Bells @ Verizon Center – Images by Kyle Gustafson

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